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Both Roma And Monaco After Top Newcastle Midfielder

9:28 am, Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

News today in the Evening Chronicle that Italian club Roma are now interested in Yohan Cabaye, and news in the Newcastle Journal that Monaco are still interested in him.

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Yohan Cabaye – in big demand

The Journal is quoting the remarks made by Monaco’s Sporting Director Vadim Vasilyev yesterday that he’s an interesting player – or as in the Journal – he’s an exciting player – depending on the translation from the French.

But the Chronicle is saying that as well as Monaco and PSG, top Italian club Roma are interested in the 22 times capped French International, and of course all those three clubs can offer Yohan a big deal.

The Roma link is there because Cabaye’s former Lille manager Rudi Garcia will become their manager today, so it seems it’s a story that’s been made up that Garcia may be interested in Yohan Cabaye.

We wonder if Yohan would like to go to Rome and then have to learn Italian after learning English over the last two years. 😀

Garcia was introduced as the new manager in New York yesterday, since Roma are owned by American Joseph Tacopina, the high-profile New York criminal defense lawyer, who bought the club back in November of 2011, and wants to turn them into a top European side.

And there was buzz on which players the new manager could be interested in, and Yohan Cabaye’s name came up.

Newcastle will want to gauge how Yohan Cabaye thinks about staying at Newcastle when he returns on July 11th – in four weeks time – although his future may have already been sorted out by then.

If you believe some of the news last August, Yohan was willing to move on in late last August when Arsenal were said to have made a move for him, and we suppose that could happen again this summer.

And his comments on Canal + in France last week, when he said he would be Interested in joining Manchester United have not gone down well with Newcastle fans.

But we think it will take around £25M for Mike Ashley to let his favorite player leave the club, and then Newcastle would need to replace him using some of that transfer money.

These kinds of transfers cannot be allowed to happen in the last few days of the transfer window either – when Newcastle will not have time to replace him.

Newcastle paid €5M for Cabaye two years ago and at today’s conversion rate that’s about £4.3M – so it would be a £20M profit on the player if we can get £25M for the French International.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but it does seem Yohan is a target of some rich clubs this summer.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Santon03 // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Actually, Napoli rumoured to be interested in signing him too.

  • 2 WesJameson // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Every club has some proper players linked to them, we have…. players linked away

    Not looking good so far….early days but still….

    Looks like a transfer window of Darren Bent type stuff

    Fekking Shambles imo… again…Darren Bent, not much of a step up from Shola to be honest, at least Shola is a geordie, and can help the lads behind the scenes

  • 3 Santon03 // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    My bet, first to be sold will be Tiote. Usually the who make noises like I love this club and want to play here for long time will go. The one who said I would love to play for that team someday will stay.

  • 4 dembademba // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Big andy, Douglas, no outgoings from first team and we’ll be fine, more than fine. Simples.

    bit boring for some of you but that’s all we need imo

  • 5 Santon03 // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM


    I think Bent is just a rumour, it’s too early in the transfer window. The real target is the one we don’t hear any rumours.

  • 6 WesJameson // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    When i look back at my 25 years support…

    when we signed Bellamy, i thought, gee whiz, what are we doing?

    now i look at it, compared to what we potentially may be signing, Bellars looks like frikken Messi

    We used to be a team of Ginolas, Roberts, Shearers, Asprillas, Gazzas, Beardsleys, the list goes on….now look at us…

    Somehow Jonas makes our team every week? He wouldn’t of made the bench in years gone by….

    Now we have Percy Parsnip as manager, even fekking Kinnear was better, no wait, even Souness for that matter, no wait even Dogleash was better

    Frustrating team…which in my opinion is cursed, no other explanation

  • 7 Santon03 // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM


    I love that era so much that I started following English league and NUFC only, but those kind of players Ginola & co are very hard to find and they will be like at least 20mil each.

  • 8 tatehowe // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    cabs is ten times the player carroll is and we got 35m for him this is Ashleys favourite player and his being linked to teams willing to pay mega bucks I think he would be looking for more like 30-40mil plus Monaco just got Moutinho for 21.5m and cabs is a lot better than him also

  • 9 WesJameson // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    dembademba // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Thats not boring mate, i would bite your hand off for those two….Douglas maybe, cause he is free

    Big Andy, not a chance whilst Mike is owner mate

    Going back to Douglas, if he was that good, why has no one else snapped him up immediately? Couldnt even make the Brazilian team ffs

    And if you cant make this Brazilian team, esp in defence, you will never make a Brazilian team, let alone the dutch team, who have a solid defense already

    tsk tsk tsk, who knows anymore, for me Douglas could very well turn out to be a Bramble or a Boumsong lads

  • 10 WesJameson // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    @ Santon03 // Jun 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Lets hope its a rumour bud…..i dont think i could stomach, watching Bent in a Toon shirt, 5 years ago, yes please, now no thanks

    How about we play little Campbell FFS, i DO NOT WANT ANOTHER MERCENARY AT MY CLUB!!!

  • 11 archaeomag // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    It is well known that representetives of the Chronicle & Journal regularly attend board meetings at both Roma & Monaco
    . . .so this must be true .. .

  • 12 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM


    i wouldn’t want bent here he’s lost his touch, true he has was a great scorer a few years back but now he’s just a waste of space and he wouldn’t contribute to Newcastle except the injury league, iv’e said plenty of times that Newcastle will only be buying rejects hence Andy Carroll, Carlton Cole & Darren Bent so it looks like MA is heading in that direction

  • 13 rainrix // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    People seem to be getting a little riled up over bent. Best we know its simply paper rumours. Everyone take so valium and relax :)

  • 14 Spoof // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I wouldn’t get too concerned about the Bent transfer, Villa want rid of him and have sent a message to loads of clubs informing them of his availability, we are one of those clubs, it doesn’t mean we are interested, as far as I am aware there has been no contact by us towards either Bent or Villa, its the press who know we want a striker, and they know that Bent has been offered to us who have put 2 and 2 together but have came up with the wrong answer, MA has made it clear that we will never go for an ageing player who is looking for his final big patday, it simply won’t happen.

  • 15 thai-mag // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Bent is not coming, Fulham are in for him to, there’s no way we can compete with a big club like them.

  • 16 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    why don’t we sell Cabaye and bring in Isco, simples.

  • 17 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    better still why don’t we swap him for PSG cracking young Pirlo ( Marco Verratti )

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    If thats the case I’m glad RVP wasn’t interested in signing for us.

  • 19 rainrix // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Black & White,,,, We’d have better luck trying to sell a low fat salad to ashley in the middle of a greggs sale.

  • 20 croftus5678 // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM


    yep i agree stop going after s*&t like sissoko/cabaye/debuchy/anita ect ect it just shows they direction we are heading :-(

    if this carries on i’ll just stop supporting the toon all together buch of idiots comon ashley stop signing rubbish >.<

    (just to show what this looks like in the real world)

  • 21 Black and White with an army lol // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM


    lol nice 1 mate :)

  • 22 croftus5678 // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    ba was crocked when we bought him and look how he turned out
    carroll only half decent striker at best and most fans love him.
    arfa/marv bad injury records yet we still love them

    why is bent so bad ? i just dont see it myself ! and douglas is a great player !!! doesnt matter he’s free.

  • 23 jayphoto // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Think we would struggle to get veratti! Big italian clubs have been circling him since he left italy! Isco looks nailed on for man city! Can’t wait to see that lad in the premier league tho, fantastic talent! Think Man City might have some serious outgoings, got a feeling
    They’ll be shipping out players in july when pellegrini has assessed them, wonder if Jack Rodwell would be available? Sinclair is another who would improve us!

  • 24 Sydney Toon // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Thai – I truly hope you are being sarcastic???

    Monaco scare me because not only do they have the funds, but the tax rate is basically non-existent. So Cabaye could basically easily double or triple his wages. Almost too unfair IMO.

    I think we need to relax, Tiote may be sold but we have Anita and can find a replacement fairly easily. Other teams have done some business, but are at the same level as us, it’s all initial talks, player goes on holiday, they come back and talks ramp up. I would not expect a flow of jignings till mid July.

    Apparently we are close to signing De Jong shortly, so we may get at least one over the line in June. Based on prouds and torq’s comments.

  • 25 Rake // Jun 13, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Siem De Jong.
    Young Winger / Obertan replacement.
    Striker / Ameboi replacement.

    Cisse – Campbell – Replacement and Gouffran. Four players who are strikers would that be enough?

  • 26 shango87 // Jun 13, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    thing is, we always knew that teams would come in for him. he is class international player. its gonna take big money for us to sell him and i think if he is given captaincy he will decide to give it a year at least. he has every right to think the grass is greener after last seasons shambles. on a different note, get pardew to f. what has he actually changed in the way we play? nothing he is clueless at top level!

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